Accountant: Certifications in Alberta - alis
Under Alberta’s Chartered Professional Accountants Act [pdf] and Chartered Professional Accountants Regulation [pdf], Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) is a protected title. Therefore, to call yourself a Chartered Professional Accountant, you must register as a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants Alberta (CPA Alberta). You do not have to register with CPA Alberta if you do not call yourself a Chartered Professional Accountant. However, you must be registered to provide professional accounting services, such as audits or review engagements.
All CPAs who are members in good standing with CPA Alberta and were registered as a Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified General Accountant (CGA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) can continue to use their previous designations.